If you are buying, selling or remodeling your home we always recommend you have a licensed electrician inspect the wiring of the home. Building codes change over time and most residential homes are never brought up to code after they have been purchased. It is to your benefit as a consumer and resident that a residential or commercial property you invest time and money into be up to code and safe. An unfortunate failure of your home’s electrical system can result in appliance malfunctions, property damage, personal injury or even death.
What Should I Have My Electrician Check in My Home?
There are multiple spots in your home that a registered electrician and/or general contractor should spot check for your safety. Primary issues are your electrical panel(s), switches, sockets and lighting fixtures. A full inspection should have your electrical panel pass many common problems such as incorrect wire sizing at the terminal, double tapping posts, corrosion, scorch marks, faulty switches, missing romex, exposed live components and missing handle-ties for supporting appliances. This sample list is far from comprehensive but only refers to the electrical panel. We have not even spoken about the possible issues with switches, sockets and light fixtures. Contact our team or another local electrician today and have your home checked for piece of mind. Simple electrical repairs today can save a life later down the line.
My Home is Brand New, Why Worry?
Never take for granted your safety or someone else’s work ethic. A home can be brand new and have more problems then an older home that has been lived in. Particularly here in Florida homes can be built in a cookie cutter style that finds entire communities appearing as if by magic within 3-4 months. Quick deadlines with overworked inspectors, permitting offices and site overseers means that many hands are changing all responsible for a small part of you and your family’s safety. Always check, never assume you are up to code. Call a professional certified electrician today to make sure the live elements of your home are within nominal operating ranges. Preventing a costly and dangerous home electrical fire is easy and quick. Cleaning up after one is not.
Changing Building Codes
Most home owners do not realize that building codes can change over time as technology advances or time tested patterns emerge. What was once considered safe and practical last year could become a dangerous hazard when time has shown the faults the next year. Your house might have passed inspection at one point. Not including the possibilities of missing items and/or quick certified home inspectors you also have to worry about staying within code. Building codes are constantly evolving and staying with the most recent codes can provide piece of mind.